Myanmar calls for int'l support to bring stability to northern state

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-11 23:34:17|Editor: liuxin
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YANGON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar government on Monday night called on the international community to best help and support its efforts to bring stability, peace and development to the northern Rakhine state in conflict.

In a press statement on the situation in the state, Myanmar Foreign Ministry said the latest Arakan Rohingya Salvarion Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists' attack was an attempt to undermine the efforts of the government to find a lasting solution to the issue of Rakhine through the speedy implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

"The security forces have been instructed to adhere strictly to the code of conduct in carrying out security operation, to exercise all due restraint, and to take full measures to avoid collateral damage and the harming of innocent civilians in the course of carrying out their legitimate duty to restore stability," the statement said.

"Human rights violations and all other acts that impair stability and harmony and undermine the rule of law will be addressed in accordance with strict norms of justice," it added.

The statement pointed out that the recent attacks have led to widespread fear and the subsequent displacement of all communities, including Rakhine, Hindu, Mro, Daingnet and Kaman whose fate are sadly overlooked by the world.

The statement stressed that humanitarian assistance will be provided by government-led mechanism, established with Red Cross Movement, to all displaced inhabitants without discrimination, while welcoming the offer of aid programs from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as other countries.

Extremist terrorists launched fresh attacks on police outposts in Rakhine on Aug. 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungtaw district to border areas for refuge and camped along the Myanmar side of the border with Bangladesh.